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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

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  • Location:Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Punta Cana Full-Day Dune Buggy Adventure to Lemon Lagoon Bay

Hop aboard a dune buggy for a full-day adventure and experience the best Punta Cana has to offer! Drive your manual transmission dune buggy through rice fields and along Playa La Vacama. Share your 4-passenger buggy with another party or keep all the driving to yourselves (depending on which option you select). Enjoy refreshments plus lunch at Hotel La Cueva at Lemon Lagoon, where you can relax before a short guided horseback ride along the scenic beach. Receive personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.


  • Full-day dune buggy adventure in Punta Cana
  • Visit Uvero Alto, Playa La Vacama and Zandanja by stick-shift buggy
  • Choose from two or four passengers to ride in your 4-person vehicle (depending on option selected)
  • Take a short horseback ride along the shore
  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments and snacks plus lunch at Hotel La Cueva
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Punta Cana Full-Day Dune Buggy Adventure to Lemon Lagoon Bay

Punta Cana Full Day Dune Buggy Adventure to Laguna Limon

After being picked up from your Punta Cana hotel, you'll receive brief safety instructions and rules from your knowledgeable guide. Then, jump inside your dune buggy and get ready to start the adventure of a lifetime!

With original VW engines and a stick-shift transmission, these vehicles have amazing speed and agility. Whether or not you choose to share the driving of your 4-person buggy with another party, you’ll enjoy an unbeatable adventure through 115 miles (190 km) of rugged interior in the Dominican Republic.

Start your journey by driving to Uvero Alto, a famous beach town on the northeast side of the island. From there, you'll head inland towards Nissibon, passing workers in the rice fields tending to their crops. On the way, stop at a typical Dominican colmado (grocery store) for a refreshing soft drink.

Then, steer through Playa La Vacama and drive approximately 9 miles (15 km) on a secluded, palm-fringed beach. Feel free to jump off your dune buggy and take a refreshing swim in the ocean to cool off! Afterward, drive over to Lemon Lagoon, where you'll be served a delicious lunch at the Hotel La Cueva.

You’ll have some free time to enjoy the hotel facilities before your guide leads your small group on a scenic, 10-minute horseback ride along the shore of the gorgeous beach. Afterward, jump back in your dune buggy and make your way to Zadanja for another stop at a colmado. Enjoy a soft drink, snack and quick visit with the locals before driving back to the Punta Cana area where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

Please note: dune buggies have manual transmissions and operate with a 4-speed stick shift. No training is available and drivers must know how to drive a manual transmission.

Customer Reviews

Tim V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an EXCELLENT excursion! This was by far the best handled excursion we took the entire week, from beginning to end. This family owned business took care of everything! Transporttion, lunch, horsback all went extremely smooth! What a great excursion, this on is a must do!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The best excursion ever! I would reccomend this to everyone! You will get really dirty (duh riding an open buggy) but worth every minute! Guides were fun and so informative. They showed us more than I ever expected; the real culture of DR. This is a must do if you are planning a trip! Thank you!!!

Peter c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This is a must do tour. lots to see throughout the island and very educational.

Candice K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This trip was so great Charlie was a wonderful guide and he took us and showed us how Dominicans really live. You dont see this on your resort. You get muddy and dirty but I LOVED it We went in late Jan 2015 We had lot to eat and at Hotel La Cueva was great. It was in the middle of nowhere amazing. We were able to swim in the ocean, horseback rideshort drank coconut water in ate coconut Charlie took a bunch of pictures and videos at the end of tour asked if we wanted them we would pay 20, no pressure. I took them even though I had my own camera and am I ever glad Charlie took some great pics. Would recommend this tour to everyone.

Shaun T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We all had a super time.
Charlie is a great host and guide, made the trip very enjoyable.
Don't miss out on this experience of a lifetime...
If you don't know how to drive a standard VW don't drive, just be a passenger.
the views are fantastic.

Cityfarm USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We did the full day Dune buggy adventure with Charlie and his crew back in 2012. Loved it so much we came back in July 2014 and brought my 8 year old son. You learn so much about the culture and see the way of life there. Love the countryside that we saw and the stop off and great food at Lemon Lagoon. Definitely recommend to anyone traveling to Punta Cana. Only dislike has nothing to do with the trip but how much the industrial roads have grown out in the countryside.

Veronica A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Words are not enough to describe the great time we had! (Need more than 300 characters to describe it). A visit to a small town store, great traditional lunch, horseback riding to "Lemon Lagoon", snacks and a stupendous tour guide left us breathless! I recommend it 100% Must take the tour again!

robert o

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

If you want to truly see the Dominican Republic, this is HANDS DOWN, the way to go. You MUST be very efficient with a manual transmission and not afraid to drive somewhat aggressively. The locals do, so you can't be tentative about pulling out into traffic, passing, etc. You can also expect to be covered in dust and mud, depending on recent weather. The entire vehicle is open around you with only a floor board. The buggies perform great and are a lot of fun to drive. That being said, the trip from start to finish was outstanding. Due to construction and road closures, we travelled about 150 miles thru the day and saw so much of the interior...thru villages, towns, roads thru the backcountry, the mountains, etc. For an extra $20.00, you could purchase a cd of about 150 pictures taken by a great guide and that was well worth it. If you bring a camera, it must be water and dust proof. GREAT time..........Thanks Charlie and Karl!

James B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

We loved this adventure! Many firsts for me, and you really get to see some of this island away from the tourist/resort area. The owners and tourist guides were fun and friendly, definitely book early and full day.

Barbara K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

This was by far the best excursion we have ever done!! So worth the money. An excellent way to spend a whole day seeing the real Dominican Republic.

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